Inside Pediatrics

Transforming Kidney Care for Newborns

David Askenazi, MD, MSPH - Speaker Bio
David Askenazi MD, MSPH, FAAP, FASN was born in Mexico City and grew up in El Paso, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Askenazi received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed pediatric residency training at the Austin Pediatric Education Program, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital. Askenazi then completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham).

Dr. Askenazi joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB as an assistant professor and was promoted to professor in 2016. He founded and is currently medical director of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Care Nephrology (PICAN) at Children’s of Alabama/ UAB. He also founded and is currently board chair of the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC).

Dr. Askenazi has received numerous research and education grants from industry, FDA, NIH, and nonprofit foundations. He has published original manuscripts on multiple topics, primarily related to understanding and improving outcomes in hospitalized neonates and children with and at-risk for kidney disease. He has written multiple invited reviews and chapters and is regularly invited to speak at national and international meetings.
  • Topic Info:An innovative care team at Children’s of Alabama is transforming treatment for newborns with complex kidney issues. In this edition of the Inside Pediatrics Podcast, Dr. David Askenazi shares how we’re providing hope to more patient families,  and how we’re teaching hospitals all over the world to do the same.